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How to get a legal heirship certificate?

Date: 07 Jun 2010   Group: Lawyers    Category: Indian Law   


I want to know the procedure for obtaining legal heir ship certificate.. How many days it takes to complete the procedure?..

What purpose it does for legal heir?

Is all family members to be included in legal heir? (including expired persons)

I want the answers as soon as possible sir.. Because i have to apply for my Grand mother legal heir..

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Author: Basheer.N.M.    25 Sep 2010      Member Level: Silver     Points : 4  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

A legal heir certificate is issued by the governemnt for the following purposes to establish relation ship of the diseased with the applicant

To establish relation ship for claims relating to Insurance,pension , retirement benefits or service benefits of central and state governemnt departments,Governemnt undertakings etc.

In legal succession cases to get succession certificate to establish the relationship

To get employments. for eg Compassionate appointments .

Following documents are required for applying this certificate

Death certificate

Idendity Card

Ration card

Prescribed application form by affixing a courtfee stamp of Rs5/-

The purpose for which the certificate is applied for should be mentioned in the application.

On the recommendation report of the village officer the certificate is issued by the Tehsildar after completing the required formalitiies .

Author: santhosh    04 Oct 2010      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 2  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

A legal heir certificate is issued by the government for those individuals whose parent/husband is dead without leaving a will.

If an individual wants to claim his/her parents property they have to submit the legal heir certificate.

All living family members have are included in the certificate if there is no will.

Approach the district thasildar office with the death certificate and produce the form.

It will take around a month to process all the necessary information and receive the certificate.


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